Seventh seed Matteo Berrettini continues his purple run the Wimbledon 2021 as he beat in form Slovenian Aljaz Bedene in straight sets 6-4,6-4,6-4 to enter the Round of 16. With this win, Berrettini also equaled his best performance at Wimbledon. She also reached the Fourth round of the 2019 edition where he lost to Roger Federer.
Berrettini has been in amazing form his season. He reached the quarterfinals of the French Open before losing to eventual champion Novak Djokovic. He then went on to win the title at Queen’s and has played very well this week too. In his straight-sets victory over Bedene, Berrettini was as good as ever on serve, giving Bedene absolutely no chance.
He only needed one breakpoint from each set to seal the deal. Although Bedene tried his best by keeping the ball low and serving his heart out, 3 bad service games were all the Italian needed. Berrettini is expected to cruise into the quarterfinals on Monday as he will be the favorite to win his Round of 16 match against Ilya Ivashka.
Ajla Tomljanovic equals her best grand slam result
Meanwhile Berrettini’s girlfriend, Ajla Tomljanovic was playing at the same time on court no.15 and notched up a fantastic win against former Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko in a dramatic match. Tomljanovic came from a set down to win the match 4-6,6-4,6-2. With the win, she equaled her best slam finish. The Australian made it to the Round of 16 of the 2014 French Open and this is the first time in 7 years she has entered the second week of a major.
But the Tomljanovic-Ostapenko match was full of drama in the third set. Ostapenko was down 0-4 in the third set and took a medical timeout despite not seeming injured. “I cannot continue. I have pain,” Ostapenko told the umpire.
“You know she’s lying, right? We all know,” Tomljanovic argued to the umpire. “Are you taking into any consideration that she looked fine?”
Eventually, Ostapenko was allowed to take the medical timeout which hampered Tomljanovic’s momentum. She got broken the very next game but managed to win the match in the end. Both the players had a heated argument at the net during the handshake.